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Mixing it up

B. DOLAN and SAGE FRANCIS provided memorable highlights at this year’s Rock the Bells in Mansfield; watch the Strange Famous reps slay Jerky’s Bar (401.621.2244) with special guest SLEEP on THURSDAY (the 12th).
B. + Sage + Roz + Chelsy + Stefan + more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 13, 2009

Common-ers

Six Star and friends get raucous in Bristol
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 11, 2009
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Back in action

Veteran punk rock quartet Senior Discount returns to the live circuit this weekend, starting with the big Lupo's/WBRU Block Party on Friday and an early-bird slot at Club Hell on Saturday. And national retailer Hot Topic has invited the band to play a
Multitasking with Senior Discount 
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 10, 2009
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Write. Record. Gig. Repeat.

The Warren-based Propellers are yet another notable band putting in work for the Warren-based label 75OrLess Rec-ords, and their sophomore release, The Propellers: 2 , offers a gradual growth from their self-titled debut.
The Propellers stay the course on The Propellers: 2
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 15, 2009
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One shining moment

Fairhaven won a tight race at the 2009 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals at Lupo's on April 4.
Fairhaven grab the brass ring at the 'BRU rock hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 10, 2009
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Rockin' again

Johnny Maguire, aka the Colonel, dropped a line to give the heads-up on his newly reformed rockabilly outfit, the Cobra-Matics.
The return of the Cobra-Matics
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 12, 2008


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DIY all over again

Cut from the earnest and emotional mold of bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Coheed & Cambria, and our own Monty Are I, the Coming Weak is one of the area’s fastest-rising combos.
The Coming Weak seek alternate routes; plus, Forever Young
By BOB GULLA  |  February 13, 2008
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Bring on the blues

There’s lots of music in store just around the proverbial corner for local music aficionados.
New discs on tap by Roomful, Al Basile, and Ronnie Earl
By BOB GULLA  |  December 04, 2007
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Corleone turns 10

Ten years of doing anything these days has to be considered an unmitigated success.
Celebrating a decade of underground excavation
By BOB GULLA  |  October 17, 2007
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Hometown rockers

There’s a rare nocturnal occurrence happening — call it a lunar local music eclipse.
‘Locals Rule’ at Lupo’s; plus, the return of the Blackstone
By BOB GULLA  |  June 26, 2007
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Quiet riot

Like the sound of a rolling ocean on a peaceful night, acoustic music is constant, a steady soundtrack to life for those who choose to hear it.
Acoustic music is making a lot of noise
By BOB GULLA  |  January 10, 2007